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weather in a moment but first the zika virus confirmed in our area good evening, i'm ukee washington. i'm jessica dean. health reporter stephanie stahl joins us with the very latest numbers and i know you have had developments in the last few minutes. >> reporter: just off the phone as we speak, 39 new liz confirmed zika cases, one in delaware, two in pennsylvania are all travel related. virus was not contracted in the united states. health officials emphasize there is no public threat here. now we don't have any information on the patient's identities or where they live. pennsylvania health officials, in a phone briefing moment ago said one cases here in women were very mild and they have recovered. the zika virus is spread by mosquitoes and widespread in central and south america and caribbean. world health organization has declared it a global healthy mergecy. zika can cause flu-like symptoms but most people don't realize they are infected. big concern is for pregnant woman. it can cause birth defects, babies to be born with small
heads. >> anything which has a potential life threatening effect on our unborn babies is a major concern and we need to take it seriously but i don't think it is time to panic. >> reporter: doctor owen montgomery is chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at hahnemann university hospital. he said there are no vaccines or medications yet available to treat the zika virus. >> a woman pregnant who contracts the virus, there can be infection to the feet news any trimester, first, second or third trimester. >> reporter: cases of the virus in the united states are all travel related, contracted outside the country except one case in texas where it was spread by sexual contact. the u.n. health agency estimates that three to 4 million cases of zika in latin america in the the next year. experts say it is just a matter of time before it spreads more widely in the united states but it is not expected to be as serious here, mainly because we have better mosquito control. now these new zika cases were
confirmed by cdc in lab tests, several dozens are pending. all pregnant woman hoff traveled to the affected area should check with their doctors and be tested even if they do not have symptoms. and the health officials that we were just on the phone with said again, this is not a public health threat, only a concern for pregnant woman hoff traveled to those areas. >> our other top story tonight, a snow he evening all across our area. >> we have team coverage as we track this storm. we will check with walt hunter out in elements in just a moment but first lets talk to meteorologist kate bilo in our weather center, kate. >> thanks, so much guess contact we are tracking steady yes, sir snow we have had for then tire storm this started late last night between 7:00 and 9:00 across the area but you can see as if on cue just in time for evening rush now that the sun has gone down that banding we discussed all day yesterday has started to set up. it is pushing through montgomery county in, to bucks county at the moment and into northeast philadelphia especially, a little break in
the action month center city but another round and band may set up before thinks all said and done. so zooming in on the steady snow right the now, it is lining up from berks county all through much of the montgomery county, lower southford, norristown, lightening up there warminster about to get heavy snow, bensalem and over river into new jersey right along the new jersey turnpike, down toward mount laurel we are seeing steady snow at the moment. piling up on grass surfaces outside. untreated roads and back roads, secondary road could get snow covered as well. little bit of the break before that next band starts to move n we have the snow falling which is leading to reductions in visibility. the visibility down to less than a mile, .8 in wilmington. two and a half in philadelphia. not terrible. not the what we see in dense fog but enough to slow things down outside. take it easy outside on the roads this evening and tonight, these band of snow will continue. we are still under a winter weather advisory in philadelphia and surrounding area.
that winter storm warning is still in effect across areas just off to our west from delaware, chester and lancaster counties. coming up we will tell you when snow moves out and cold blast that follows as we head in the weekend. for now back over to you, ukee. snow is making for a tricky commute in spots. the "eyewitness news" reporter walt hunter is in snowy west goshen chester county, walt. >> reporter: our snow burst here is actually just winding down fortunately. the visibility improving as darkness falls but it is scrambled traffic, a difficult afternoon for commuting here on the edge of west chester. not long after flakes began falling heavily during a late afternoon snow burst in chester county, plow trucks began appearing, and traffic problems began accumulating. >> then the traffic stopped and there was a monster truck trying to make a turn on to 202 and too tight to turn. everything stopped. >> reporter: so was last thing anyone wanted to see in
chester county, with huge mounds from the last winter blast, still piled up. not like two weeks ago that was bad. >> yes. >> reporter: fortunately for most of the day the hit and miss storm was mostly a miss. >> just a few flakes. >> not much. i'm from atlanta and thinks what we get in atlanta. >> reporter: and while everyone was grateful that during the daylight hours, roads were wet, with no major crashes or transit the delays, at least one resident admitted, hoping for just a little bit more than a light coating. >> i want enough to make a snow angel. turf make my snow angel in the backyard. my husband, my dog and myself. whatever, that is enough. >> reporter: back live, taking a look at my buddy over here. he does carry a very serious message. it was create by my cameraman tom gardener. this snow is extremely wet. that is why we were able to make this snow man. what you need to necessity is tonight with the temperature right on the border of
freezing the same wet snow that created the snow man could create some real hazardous road conditions. it is only wet now but be careful out this evening in chester county. live from west goshen, i'm walt hunter for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". walt, thank you. get up to the minute weather updates by down loading the cbs philly weather app. it is free and you can find it on itunes and google play. >> it is primary day in new hampshire. voters are notoriously late the to decide on a candidate and they are turning out to vote, in big numbers. "eyewitness news" reporter rahel solomon is live in manchester new hampshire where last minute voters are lining up to cast their ballots tonight, hi there, ra hell. >> reporter: hi, jessica from manchester new hampshire, that is right, we have been traveling to different polling locations and earlier it was looking steady, but take a look now, this line now stretching far outside of the polling location, and with some folks here telling me that they have pneumonia
waiting for 40 minutes or more. >> marco. >> rubio. >> reporter: it was down to the wire for candidates on tuesday, with just hours to go, presidential hopefuls and their campaign, used every moment to try to persuade voters, as it turns out last minute pitches to work. this bernie sanders voters said she made her decision at literally the very last minute. >> honestly i was than the deciding until i get in there. >> reporter: this chris christie supporters said he was sold after saturday night's debate. >> i heard about governor christie's arguments in the debate and like senators, governors have to make decisions and that is what i'm looking for somebody to make a decision. >> reporter: no matter when voters made their final choice they say it ultimately came down to the issues, not even the first potential female president was more significant than that. >> she's a little more left, she's a little bit too war
hawkish for me. >> i will look for a woman, you know, i don't care what gender they are but if you have the ideas that i believe in, then i'll vote for you. >> i voted for her because she supports women's rights and i feel like women don't get enough credit for what they do. >> for in equality and wealth in this country and that it has an enormously worse in my lifetime. >> reporter: what is now left than an hour left until polls close voters like these will deside. now it has been said that the governor candidates, we're talking about bush, kasich, christie, to have do well here, in order to justify moving forward, and with that said when i asked governor chris christie last night if he doesn't do well today what does that mean for his campaign. he told me he hasn't thought bit. with that said he is having an event tonight after polls closed. we will be their life at 11:00. reporting live from manchester rahel solomon for cbs-3 "eyewitness news".
>> thanks very much. as she mentioned new jersey governor chris christie is hoping for a strong showing in new hampshire. latest poll shows donald trump holding a comfortable lead on the g.o.p. side, john kasich, marco rubio, jeb bush and ted cruz are in a virtual tie. on the democratic side, polls show bernie sanders leading hillary clinton, clinton won new hampshire in a surprise come back, back in 2008. stay with cbs-3 for latest from new hampshire, scott pelley will have latest on the primary tonight on the "cbs evening news" right after we sign off. pennsylvania governor tom wolf introduce add any you budget as lawmakers continue to fight overpassing the current budget. democrat called the state's finances a time book and had harsh word for the legislature. >> if you won't face up to the reality of the situation that we're in, if you ignore that bomb ticking, if you won't take seriously, your responsibility to the people of pennsylvania, then find
another job. >> republican leaders say they opposed nearly $3 billion increase in spending proposed in wolf's budget. >> hard working people want to achieve and keep more of their money. it is easy to live off of mount wolf or off of rittenhouse square and not know what real people i doing in every day lives. i think it is easy to lecture, and scold, and to act like you know better and be elite. >> budget battle has left pennsylvania without a complete state spending plan, seven months in the fiscal year. new cell phone video shows olde city nightclub that involved former eagle lesean mccoy and two philadelphia police officers, incident reports say the officers were injured during an argument with mccoy and three of his friends. that argument was allegedly over a about on the of champagne and it happened at recess lounge on sunday morning. prosecutors are deciding whether to charge the nfl star with aggravated assault.
>> i believe that they are both out, both home recovering. serious injuries, not scratches and contusions. talking broken bones, broken eye socket, possible broken jaw, fractured skull. >> we have learn lesean mccoy has retained high profile attorney jack mcmahon and he says his client has not been interviewed by police and no charges have been filed. still to come on "eyewitness news". >> it was a wild, dangerous ride for passengers on a cruise ship. we will hear from two people from our area on their way back to new jersey who may still be on that ship for a while. local students, show off their talents in an effort to spruce up their neighborhood, find out where this mural will soon be hanging for all to see in philadelphia kate? and snow not done with us just yet we are seeing heaviest band of snow we have seen so far this system, moving through the area right now, leading to slick travel and behind this storm temperatures take a very big hit as we head into the weekend. we're talking single digits
a battered cruise ship carrying thousands his heading back to new jersey. royal caribbean vessel was caught in the major storm on sunday injuring four and leaving the rest to wonder when they will get home. "eyewitness news" reporter alexandria hoff is live at cbs-3 sat center with more. alex, you spoke to people from our area still on that ship. >> reporter: difficult indeed, jessica. this is a seven day trip to the bohamas that included a stop in florida. initially passengers were told that they would be returning back to north jersey by 6:00 a.m. tomorrow, but today royal caribbean representative told me that they estimate that the return to port, no earlier then 6:00 p.m. tomorrow. on saturday, it was cocktail making robots that were most striking to anthem of the seas passenger mike. >> it is a neat state of the art ship. >> reporter: hatboro resident left out of the new jersey port bound for bohamas with fiance and 6100 passengers and crew members. mid sunday the trip took a
turn. >> people were starting to freak out. you start seeing crew members, they are running around, they are shutting down bars, they are literally just, frantic. >> reporter: for good reason, the ship was caught in the wild storm system off the coast of the the carolinas. conservative estimates put win gusts near 150 miles an hour, passengers were told to stay in their cabin and there they took to social media. >> at any point did you think you might to have leave this ship. >> delaware county's emily harris says at the height of the storm it seems that boarding life rafts may be too dangerous. >> we just stayed in our room, it was ter filing. we had in where to go. we just had to stay and ride it out. >> based on everything that we possibly could to make it right i assume. but how we got into that decision is a mystery to me. >> reporter: others too. >> senator bill nelson of florida is calling for an investigation into why the ship pressed in the path of
the storm. >> there air lot of things to be prepared. >> reporter: when given a tour sunny skies made things seem almost normal. as for mike, he was planning a cruise for his honeymoon. >> i don't know if i can do a cruise again after this. >> reporter: understandably so. all passengers have been refunded and royal caribbean is allowing 50 percent of the value of this trip to be applied to another one. if is there ever a distraction for hurricane force wind, and monster waves, it would be the super bowl, despite situation i was told that still almost every tv on board, was tuned in. reporting live from the sat center, alexandria hoff for cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> wishing them a good trip back. >> yes. >> alex, thanks very much. students in kensington got a chance to show off their inner artist. >> they are representing the city of brotherly love with philly's signature art form. students at kensington creative and performing arts high school working on a mayor willal. artists partnered with philadelphia federal credit union and design a mural that
honors neighborhoods past and present. when finish it will be displayed on i wall in east dolphin street and frankford avenue. weeknights at 11:00 you asked and nicole brewer answers your good question. >> tonight we are thinking about snow and driving in it. we want to know are all wheel drive or four-wheel drive, nicole get the answer tonight at 11:00. slick roads right now. >> right now, yes, temperatures are dropping and some heaviest snow we have seen all day is now falling across the region, the evening was going to be focus, it has been a long wait for heaviest snow to move in. it has been light, scattered all day long but now steadier band moving through. look at the time lapse from elementary school, west vincent elementary school in chester springs. we started with a light coating, buses coming in, parents dropping off the kid. snow does intensify on and off, we can see flakes coming down especially in the afternoon and then once buses get kids out of here that is when all of a sudden we are not treating parking lot,
nobody driving and road get covered. secondary streets like this one driveway, parking lots, in the treating them and using them they can get covered quickly in these band of snow. here's steady band we have seen that shifted north of center city philadelphia moving from montgomery into bucks county at the moment. lining up all the way down through burlington county, new jersey. another bandies developing over chester count that i will inflate totals there. that will be where we see highest totals in our region and snow working its way back into new jersey as well. steady snow towamencin, warminster, been sale he will seeing steady snow. another band will develop before we see this system move on out later on tonight. so snow amounts. heaviest amounts off to the west. west caln township at four and a half. warwick 3.7. nottingham at the 4.4. hockessin delaware to inches. so, what to expect for the rest of the evening. steady snow is right now, through the next couple of hours. a couple of scattered snow showers overnight and then just a few lingering flurries
tomorrow morning, and then we will get the snow out and we will bring the cold n so overnight, again, snow showers will come to an end. few slick spots out there especially on untreated surfaces and back roads. for your wednesday, morning flurries, turning windy, 38 degrees will be our daytime high but wind pick up in the afternoon and then temperatures drop, in fact, we expect to hit freezing about 8:00 o'clock tomorrow night. then temperatures will stay, below freezing, all the way until 2:00 o'clock on monday, and that means, for 114 hours straight, we will be below freezing in philadelphia, it is going to be very cold for this time of the year. keep in mind normal highs in the mid 40's. when you talk about 114 hours, below freezing, that is some serious cold. especially for mid-february. dangerous wind chills as well, saturday morning will feel like sub zero to near five. sunday morning feeling sub zero all across the region, dangerous wind chills late saturday night into sunday morning especially and you you can see why daytime highs only in the 20's this weekend, a
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from saturday's game against the rangers. simmonds decked ryan mcdonough after being cross checked in the head. mcdonough is now out with the concussion. the league did not suspend wayne without that hit. rangers are not too happen bye that but wayne says he is not a dirty player. >> i had no intentions of hurting him. i feel bad about that. my intentions were to go out there and not intentionally injure somebody. but, sometimes things happen in the game and we cannot take them back. >> villanova's first game as number one team in the nation, question is can they stay there. tonight they take on depaul. the cats won last ten meet as begins blue demons but jay wright knows his team has a target on the back and every team will give them their best game. >> you know, we, we know, we have to keep getting better but a change of how people approach us. how teams come after us, we have nothing to lose, let's go try to beat number one. let's play our best game.
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